Fan-favorite artist Nathan Thomas Milliner was commissioned to illustrate the newly-designed art for our upcoming 2014 Collector’s Edition of NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and we can now share it with you in all of its approved lipsticked Linnea Quigley glory!
As always with our Collector’s Editions, the original theatrical poster (“Angela is having a party…”) will be on the reverse side so you’ll get the best of old and new worlds.
Fantastic news for Kevin S. Tenney fans as SCREAM FACTORY just announced that they will be bringing his beloved classics NIGHT OF THE DEMONS and WITCHBOARD to Blu-Ray in 2014!
From the Scream Factory Facebook Page:
Director Kevin Tenney’s ouija board hit WITCHBOARD and the “Eat a bowl of F*@K” classic NIGHT OF THE DEMONS (which, in particular, has quite a vocal following and has been requested many times here) will both be coming to Blu-ray in early 2014!!!!!!!!!!!
No details to report other than DEMONS will be a “Collector’s Edition” and the artwork is already in the works.
Source: Shock Till You Drop (Because I’d only ever heard rumors about this gem!)
Back in the ’80s and early-’90s, Linnea Quigley ruled the horror scream queen scene. When she wasn’t starring in films like Night of the Demons or Return of the Living Dead, she was doing oddball efforts like Linnea Quigley’s Horror Workout. Some of us still own this on VHS, however, it’s making its way to DVD for the first time. It’s up for pre-sale now with copies shipping April 11th.
Directed by Kenneth J. Hall and starring Quigley, the workout tape was originally released in 1990 and features special effects from Cleve Hall (TV’s “Monster Man”). A campy, gory parody of the workout videos of the ’80s, the film was created to capitalize on Quigley’s explosive popularity and rabid fan base. In it, Quigley teaches a bevy of big-haired, lingerie-clad beauties the proper way to tone and stretch, while a masked killer stalks them one by one. She also takes time out to show an army of out-of-shape, flesh-eating zombies the best ways to keep fit.
A first run Limited Edition of 1,000 units will come with a numbered 5×7 photo signed by Linnea Quigley and Kenneth J. Hall. This package includes a digital re-mastering of the original uncut version of the film, presented with a 5.1 DTS-HD Master Audio.
SPECIAL FEATURES INCLUDE:
- Audio Commentary with Director Kenneth J. Hall
- New Retrospective Featurette with Cast & Crew including Stars Linnea Quigley, Cleave Hall, David Deceatou, Director Kenneth J. Hall and others!
- Original Theatrical Trailer
- Lobby Card personally autographed by Kenneth J. Hall and Linnea Quigley
- Still Gallery
Oh what divine providence. Just as we here at Backwoods Horror were about to put up our review on the excellent documentary SCREAMING IN HIGH HEELS: THE RISE AND FALL OF THE SCREAM QUEEN ERA, directed by Jason Paul Collum, news comes down the wire that a long, lost Linnea Quigley scream queen film, literally titled SCREAM QUEEEN, has been found, 14 years after it was originally shot! The film, starring the legendary Quigley, was the first feature film written and directed by cult horror director Brad Sykes (Camp Blood Trilogy, Plaguers) . It will be premiering on September 15, 2012, at the Syracuse Horror and More Film Festival, part of the Scare-A-Cuse Horror and Sci-Fi Fan Convention in Verona, NY. The film will also be receiving an extras-packed DVD release from LEO Films later this year.
After famous “scream queen” Malicia Tombs (Quigley) dies in a freak accident on the set of her latest chiller, the shoot is suspended and the film shelved. One year later the cast and crew are summoned to an isolated mansion to finish the movie. Everyone is a suspect in Malicia’s untimely death, and a masked killer with vengeance on its mind soon begins bumping them off, one by one. Is Malicia back from the dead, or is someone else responsible? You’ll be screaming – and laughing – all the way till the bloody finish.
Source: Shock Till You Drop
Breaking Glass Pictures has announced the August 28th DVD release of Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era.
Edited for its TV debut earlier this year, the unrated DVD of Screaming in High Heels chronicles the careers of the original girls of terror as they show that cannibalism, demonic possession, flesh eating, and even chainsaw hookering is all in a days work.
Three girls living in Los Angeles, CA, in the 1980s found cult fame when they “accidentally” transitioned from models to B-movie actresses, coinciding with the major direct-to-video horror film boom of the era. Known as “The Terrifying Trio”, Linnea Quigley “The Return of the Living Dead”, Brinke Stevens “The Slumber Party Massacre” and Michelle Bauer “The Tomb”, headlined upwards of ten films per year, fending off men in rubber monster suits, pubescent teenage boys, and deadly showers.
They joined together in campy cult films like “Sorority Babes in the Slimeball Bowl-O-Rama” (1988) and “Nightmare of Sisters” (1987). They traveled all over the world, met President Reagan, and built mini-empires of trading cards, comic books, and model kits. Then it all came crashing down. This documentary remembers these actresses – and their most common collaborators – on how smart they were to play stupid.
Featuring iconic directors of the time including David DeCoteau (Creepozoids), Richard Gabai (Nightmare Sisters), Fred Olen Ray (The Tomb), “Screaming in High Heels: The Rise & Fall of the Scream Queen Era” takes viewers through the prime of the “Trio” as they rule the screen with their sex appeal and vocal cords, and ultimately, into their very real demise from the genre that made them blood covered stars.
They Raped Her Sister…And Killed Her Best Friend…An Eye For An Eye
I’m not sure where to begin. For a while now, I’d been hearing about this flick from the boys over at Deadpit for months now so when I saw it down at VSI, I just had to pick it up. I mean, Linda Blair (The Exorcist, Chained Heat), how can you go wrong, right? I wasn’t disappointed. This flick had it all: Violence, Babes, and Bad Guys.
The movie starts by introducing us to two gangs, the not-so-violent Satins (Linda Blair, Linnea Quigley, Lisa Freeman, and some other bit players), and the more-violent-than-the-Satins Scars, a bunch of regular, convertible driving, leather jacket wearing assholes. While the Satins are walking around in the city for a ladies night out in the town Brenda’s (Blair) deaf and mute sister Heather (Quigley) wanders out in front of a ’57 Chevy, unable to hear that it’s coming. (In response to Horror Yearbook’s Molly Celaschi, what it means when they say Heather is a deaf-mute is that she’s both deaf and mute, a real shitty combo if you ask me.) Brenda pulls her sister out of the way before the unswerving Chevy mows her down. As the car skids to a halt, Brenda notices the occupants as a rival gang, The Scars. Looking like a bunch of leather-clad dumbasses, we’re introduced to Fargo, Jake (the leader), Red, and Vince (the pussy of the bunch). Jake asks if Brenda wants to go have a good time and Brenda more or less tells him to go fuck himself.
Later, while The Scars are beating the shit out of some d-bag, the ladies find their car unattended and decide to take it for a little joy ride (caaaaandyyyyycaaaaannnne, wait, wrong joy ride), leaving it smashed into a dumpster with a fuckload of trash inside it. Needless to say, the boys are pissed. Later, while showing up at The Satin’s school to beat the shit out of that d-bag again, Red happens to spot Heather and convinces the boys that it’s time for a little payback. Red starts talking all nice to Heather, really layin’ on the smooze. While this is going on, we get a good ‘ol “girl’s shower/locker room scene” with boobies flyin’ everywhere while Brenda and some slutty chearleader start bitching back and forth at each other. Meanwhile, back in the gym, Red tries to lay the moves on Heather, but Heather tries to get away, only to find her way blocked from all sides by the rest of the Scars. They drag her into the bathroom and then the movie get’s REALLY fucked up.
Ok, so, let me preface this with the fact that this is Linnea Quigley pre-boobjob so when the boys rip her clothes off and go to town on her, it really looks like they’re going to town on a little girl. FUCKED UP. What makes it BACKWOODS HORROR FUCKED UP is that while all this is going on, a crazy girlfight starts happening in that boobalicious locker room. I mean, what exactly were the filmmakers trying to go for here? One second, hot steamy girlfight, the next, a rape scene that wants to make you puke; WHAT THE FUCK!? Once the boys are done, Jake kicks Heather in the head so hard it knocks her into next week; the girl’s comatose. The Satins, finally noticing that Heather’s not around decide to look for her and find her sprawled out naked and bloody on the bathroom floor.
The next entanglement occurs at the local watering hole which confuses the hell out of me because it doesn’t look like these “highschoolers” are drinkin’ RC Colas. They’re dancing around and having a good time when, of course, the asshole Scars have to come in. On the way back from the ladies room, Francine (Freeman), one of the Satins, gets grabbed by Jake who proceeds to start feeling her up and tossing her back and forth to one of the other gangmembers like a hot potato. Some guys rush to her rescue but get their asses kicked and Jake turns around only to find that Francine has pulled a knife and slashes the shit out of his face (actually, it’s just a little cut, but from the way he whines and moans, you’d think she cut his face off).
Well, this doesn’t go over so well with the Scar boys. Now they’re out for blood. One afternoon, while Francine is walking home, alone, the Scars catch up with her and start to chase her down. She makes her way to the top of a bridge, but she’s cut off by that ’57 Chevy and the guys on foot. Well, Jake just goes fucking apeshit and picks her up, holding her out over the edge of the bridge. Vince has been having some morality issues and freaking out ever since the rape incident with Heather and he pleads with Jake to stop. To no avail as Jake, crazed look on his face, tosses her off the side of the bridge, killing her as she splatters all over the pavement below. Vince flips out and takes off.
Vince finds his way to the hospital where Heather is staying and makes his way into her room. He starts laying off the waterworks, talking about how it wasn’t his fault, how Jake made him do it, etc. etc., and he would’ve continued being a wuss except that he’s interrupted by Brenda. Brenda slaps him around to try and get some information out of him, but doesn’t get too much other than he was involved. Later she makes her way to his house, tricking his father by saying she’s there to do a school project with him. Once upstairs though, she pulls a knife and threatens to cut him wide open if he doesn’t spill the beans, which, he does, of course, because he’s a pussy.
Then things REALLY get good. Brenda decides that to best act out her revenge, she’ll need to wear a black, skintight outfit zipped only halfway up, for ventilation, I’m sure. I’m not going to spoil how she goes about getting her revenge, but needless to say, she does kick a decent bit of ass while delivering the B-movie standard quotient of bad one-liners.
The Deadpit boys didn’t let me down. This really was a fun movie to watch (except the rape bits, that was just…jeeez). There was plenty of action, plenty of violence, and plenty of boobs. The gore was a little on the low side with not enough of the red stuff for my taste, but for an action/rape/revenge flick, SAVAGE STREETS did a pretty good job. There are some plot holes and subplots that never go anywhere, but if you’re like me, you’re not watching this movie for its brilliant writing. It makes no qualms about what it is. I’d definitely say go check it out! A new 2-disc collectors DVD is going to be coming out September 23rd, so save your pennies kiddos and mark your calendars, because this is definitely on my list of recommended viewing (if only for the fact you get to see Linda Blairs bodacious boobs in a gratuitous bathtub sequence). Check it out.
Linda Blair Tub Scene After The Break…